You Should Go Watch Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise. Mech Suits. Emily Blunt. Guns. Groundhog day. Put all of these things together and you have Edge of Tomorrow, a sci-fi thriller from Doug Liman, the guy who brought you hits like Mr. and Mrs Smith and Bourne Identity.
I had been looking forward to this movie for some time now. Ever since I read about the plot, saw the futuristic setting and then knew that Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt were going to be in it, I was fully sold. So I very excited and had high expectations for this movie.

There’s an alien invasion and the different countries have banded together to form the UDF (united defense force) to fight them off. Major William Cage (Cruise), who has never seen a day of combat is the PR guy for the UDF and he inspires people to join the fight. He then gets enlisted to fight the aliens and gets wiped out. He then somehow gains the ability to restart the day over and over again. He then tries to figure out a way to use this power to get some help from the full metal btch to turn from unwilling hero to savior of human race.

Tom Cruise plays Major William Cage- the unlikely hero in the movie. Tom Cruise is the same character in all of his movies… and there’s nothing wrong with that. I came to this movie wanting to see Tom Cruise, and I saw Tom Cruise. He’s awesome. Major Cage is joined by Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), who is the hero of the war known for killing a lot of the aliens. She helps Cruise to train and get equipped for beating the aliens. Blunt plays her role very well. She plays the “surprised to see you for the first time” role fairly well for about a bazillion times. The on screen chemistry is just great.

They are joined by Bill Paxton (Twister) and Brendan Gleeson (Mad Eye Moody from Harry Potter) who play their roles well. Paxton is the annoying sergeant and Gleeson is the stubborn general who coordinates the attacks and raids on the aliens.

The pacing of the story is just great. It is based on the Japanese novel, “All you need is Kill” but there are some differences like the hero not being a high school student and what his current job is. The pacing is also done well, there’s no lull or boring moment in the movie. It plunges you into the battle and does it again and again and again. You’ll be at the edge of your seat most of the time. If I had to give a part of the movie I didn’t like, it’s that they never really explained what the aliens’ motivations were for trying to take over the planet. Maybe for the best since the movie was told from a human dire situation point of view.

I watched the movie on IMAX… Nope. You don’t need to watch this on IMAX or 3D. They don’t really do anything special with it. I found myself taking off the glasses most of the time to get a more vibrant picture color.

Tom Cruise delivers again on another sci-fi alien ass kicking movie. Emily Blunt is nice to see in this type of role and it also suits her. I had moderately high expectations going in and I was not disappointed. You should probably go watch Edge of Tomorrow. This movie comes out for Philippine cinemas on June 5.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, a 3 Arts Production, in association with Viz Productions, LLC, a Doug Liman Film, “Edge of Tomorrow.” The film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX® by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
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